Press Coverage

South Philly artist sheds layers in new exhibit

For artist and South Philly resident Alex Eckman-Lawn, shoveling stratums — the actual ones and the figurative — serves as an avenue for inspiration. Alex Eckman-Lawn’s “Recessive,” uses multi-layered, hand-cut paper collages to explore survival. Portrayals of faces — some of friends, others of Greek statues — occupy the walls of Paradigm Gallery and Studio.

Paradigm Gallery is a UArts grantee.

Brands, Redefined: Hotel Revival

Paradigm Gallery, a UArts grantee, is mentioned in this article covering the renovation of the 107-room Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, named for the renaissance of the city’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

For the guestrooms, Philadelphia’s Paradigm Gallery + Studio curated one-of-a-kind pieces, including linocut relief prints by artist Mike Sgier that pay homage to Wes Anderson films.

Printmaker interprets American story with Penn College exhibition

Paradigm Gallery, a UArts grantee, is mentioned in this article featuring an artist previously shown in their gallery.

The Gallery at Penn College is presenting an exhibition by Tennessee printmaker Jesse Shaw titled “Jesse Shaw: American Epic,” running from today through Dec. 12, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Madigan Library, 3rd Floor, One College Avenue.

These vegan watches smell like wine

Two-person design studio Analog Watch Co. developed the Somm Collection—a line of vegan watches that smell like wine. Design duo Andi Maddalo and Lorenzo Buffa created the watch bands with vegan leather and sustainably sourced cork that they dyed using red wine and blueberries.

The sustainable timepieces from South Philly looking out for Mother Earth, one sale at a time

Buffa is the co-founder of Analog Watch Co., a fashion house along a stretch of East Passyunk Avenue that makes all of its creations entirely from environmentally sustainable or recycled materials. Buffa, who began the company in 2013 backed by a $75,000 Kickstarter campaign, has turned his tiny South Philly showroom into a leader in sustainable fashion, selling watches worldwide and donating proceeds from every sale to replenish whatever materials were used.
Analog is a UArts grantee.